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8/19/12 9:13 P

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I've been doing this for a couple days, but I'm nervous about jogging on the treadmill. I've been putting the "jogging" as fast as I can go without actually jogging for fear, and please don't laugh when I say this, that I'll fall/fly off. any advice?

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8/19/12 12:07 A

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I keep it on the jog time for a few seconds longer to make up for the adjust time.
Do you use and incline to simulate hills or upgrades?

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8/16/12 12:42 P

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I actually have a set of preset speeds (1-10) on my treadmill. For the warmup and walk intervals I go at 3mph and jog at 4mph and for the cooldown I go at 2.5/2mph. Are you keeping track of your time with a stopwatch or does your treadmill have a built in timer? You can always adjust your time to allow for the time it takes to adjust your speed...probably not the advice you were looking for. Sorry :-)

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8/16/12 12:18 P

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I just get used to it. LOL It's a pain for weeks 1 & 2 and even a bit of 3...after that though, you are kind of glad it takes a sec to adjust. LOL

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8/16/12 9:36 A

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When beginning the couch to 5K program, the coolrunning.com website says to alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

This sounds doable outside, but how would you be able to do it on a treadmill? By the time the treadmill adjusted to a faster pace/speed for 60 seconds of jogging - the minute would be up. I know it doesn't take a minute to adjust, but it does take a while for it to adjust.

Does anyone have a problem with this, or do you just get used to it?

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